LONDON (March 1, 2013)—Scottish singer Susan Boyle will make her big-screen acting debut in a Christmas-themed British period drama called "The Christmas Candle," which is a story of angels and wishes set in an English village in the 1890s.
Boyle's role has not been revealed, but in a statement, she said she was enjoying filming and "everyone on set is a delight to work with."
The movie, which also stars British actors Lesley Manville, John Hannah and Susan Barks, who recently played Eponine in "Les Miserables," is due for release later this year.
A shy church volunteer from a small Scottish village, Boyle became a global sensation in 2009 after she performed "I Dreamed a Dream" on the television program "Britain's Got Talent."
She has since sold millions of records around the world.